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  • 218,515

  • 60,793

  • 8,9%

  • 70,8%

  • 86,4%

  • 88,2%

Sebokeng was a township built in 1965 by the apartheid government. The name is Sesotho for 'gathering place'. (GPS coordinates: 26.5751 S, 27.853 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population218,515
Young (0-14)26,7%
Working Age (15-64)68,4%
Elderly (65+)4,9%
Dependency ratio46,1
Sex ratio95,6
Population density4705 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,9%
Higher education aged 20+8,9%
Matric aged 20+30,1%
Number of households60,793
Average household size3,6
Female headed households39,9%
Formal dwellings84,8%
Housing owned/paying off55,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage88,2%
Weekly refuse removal87,6%
Piped water inside dwelling70,8%
Electricity for lighting86,4%

Place names

Emfuleni Municipality